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New Canon Wide-Angle LCD Projectors Narrow Your Choice

LV-7355 and LV-7350 Turbo Bright Projectors Get You Closer To Theater-like Presentations in Smaller Spaces

LAKE SUCCESS, NEW YORK, September 3, 2002-The new LV-7355 and LV-7350 ultra compact projectors from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), allow users to project a 100-inch image from 9.2 feet, which is about 4 feet closer than Canon's previous model. This remarkable advantage enhances the versatility of these projectors, making it easier than ever for users to display bigger, brighter presentations in more compact environments such as offices, classrooms and even home theaters. Featuring native XGA resolution, a Canon exclusive and industry first 1.5X motorized ultra-wide zoom, a wireless option and a media card option, the LV-7355 and LV-7350 are impressive additions to the Canon presentation products line of cameras and projectors.

As flexible as they are versatile, the LV-7355 and LV-7350 can add extra brightness in any situation with the exclusive Turbo Bright System, developed by Canon. At the touch of a button, the system boosts the brightness of the LV-7355 to 2,200 ANSI lumens, and the LV-7350 to 1,800 ANSI lumens, without increasing power consumption or sacrificing lamp life. Exceptional optical quality and performance is ensured, even under the most demanding conditions. Both projectors also feature Horizontal and Vertical Keystone Correction, which keeps images perfectly proportioned, flexible image adjustment with 12 customized settings, as well as Canon's world renowned optics to ensure outstanding clarity, contrast and color reproduction.

Advanced connectivity makes the LV-7355 and LV-7350 even more convenient. Equipped with a DVI-I interface for either digital or analog RGB input, both models can hook up to two computers simultaneously. Component, S-Video and RCA terminals allow users the freedom to connect to virtually any input device. The Canon-exclusive LV-WI01 optional Wireless Imager makes wireless transfer of screen images from laptop or PC to projector easy, while the optional Media Card Imager, (LV-MC01) lets users present PC-free. Remote control provides access to key functions like digital zoom, image freeze, and more.

"While large-size projection is often needed, there isn't always a large-size room available to present it," says Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The new Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 offers a superior way to go wider, even from up close. It's a powerful solution that ensures presenters will be ready for anything."

The ultra-portable Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 weighs just 9.4 pounds, and runs at a relatively quiet 36dB. An optional ceiling mount (LV-CL05) is also available.

The Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 will be available in September at authorized Canon dealers, with a suggested list price of $4499.00 and $3499.00 respectively.

Features Of The Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 Ultra-Portable Projector
The brightness level of the projector can be easily changed to accommodate the environment. Canon's Turbo Bright mode is designed for rooms where light levels cannot be controlled such as overhead lights or daylight through windows. It boosts the brightness output level to help prevent the image from being washed out and difficult to view. Canon's True Color mode is suitable for darkened rooms and ensures color fidelity.
§ LV-7355 (2,200 in Brighter mode, 1,900 in True Color mode)
§ LV-7350 (1,800 in Brighter mode, 1,500 in True Color mode)

The Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 display images in a variety of resolution modes to ensure a suitable match to the input source. They include Native XGA resolution (1,024 x 768 pixels) in addition to SXGA (Compression), SVGA and VGA.

The Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 display images from a wide variety of devices including computers, HDTV, VCRs and DVD players, digital cameras and camcorders and video presentation cameras. The input options make the projector ideal for use in the conference room, classroom or living room. They also accept a variety of broadcast TV signals such as NTSC, PAL and SECAM to name a few, making the projector compatible with virtually any video source worldwide.

Additional Features include the first multimedia projectors to offer a 1.5X motorized zoom. Image Select feature with 12 customized settings for selecting a display that best suits the source image. Sharpness, contrast, gamma and other variables are easily adjusted and saved using on-screen menus. Digital Keystone Correction gives a square undistorted image for angles up to +/- 20 degrees vertical and +/- 10 degrees horizontal. Optional Wireless Imager for wireless data transfer, and optional Media Card Imager for presentations without a PC.

The Canon LV-7355 and LV-7350 Kit contains:
· Canon LV-7355/7350 projector · Wireless remote control (and AA alkaline batteries) · VGA computer cable · DVI/VGA adapter · Mouse control cable for PS/2 · Lens cap · Soft carrying case · Power cable · Warranty card · User's manual

Canon LV-7355/LV-7350 Product Specifications:
Type: Ultra-portable LCD Projector LCD panel: 0.9" polysilicon active matrix TFT x 3; 4:3 aspect ratio Number of Pixels: 786,432 1,024(H) x 768(V) Supported Display Standards: Native XGA, SXGA (Compression), SVGA, VGA Light source: 200W UHP lamp Brightness (Brighter mode/True Color mode): LV-7355: 2,200/1,900 ANSI lumens, LV-7350: 1,800/1,500 ANSI lumens Uniformity: 85 % Contrast ratio: 350:1 (All white/All black) Horizontal resolution: 800 TV lines Projection lens: 25.7 - 37.9mm, F1.7 to 2.44, x 1.5X zoom Lens shifting: 9:1 Elevation adjustment: Up by 15.6 degrees (One-touch adjustment) Projected Image Size Diagonal (Projection Distance): WIDE mode: 45"(1.2m), 100"(2.8m), 150"(4.2m), 200"(5.6m), 300"(8.4m) TELE mode: 30"(1.2m), 68"(2.8m), 100"(4.2m), 134"(5.6m), 200"(8.4m) Digital Keystone Distortion Compensation Angle: +/- 20 degrees (vertical), +/- 10 degrees (horizontal) Noise: 36 dB (at low fan speed) Color system: NTSC/PAL/SECAM/NTSC 4.43/PAL-M/PAL-N Supported Computers: IBM PC compatible, Macintosh, PC98, workstation (Some workstations are not supported.) Scanning Frequency: 15 to 100 kHz for horizontal sync. 50 to 100Hz for vertical sync, 140MHz for dot clock Audio output: 1W monaural Built-in speaker: 4cm x 3cm, monaural Rated supply voltage: 100 to 120/200 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz Power consumption: 300W Ambient Operation Temperature: 41 to 95 degrees F (5 to 35 degrees C) Storage Temperature: 14 to 140 degrees F (-10 to 60 degrees C) Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.1 x 3.5 x 9.6 in./331.5 x 89.5 x 244.1 mm excluding legs (Legs: 0.5 in./11.5 mm) Weight of main unit: approximately 9.46 lbs (4.3kg)

Optional LV-WI01 Wireless Imager
The new Canon LV-WI01 Wireless Imager can be used with the LV-7355 and LV-7350 multimedia projectors to allow users to "connect" their wireless LAN enabled PCs and laptops for remote operation and maximum flexibility. Now users can configure a projector, transmit images and more, all through one system.

With the Canon Wireless Imager, presentations take on a streamlined new style, as connecting awkward RGB cables becomes a thing of the past and speakers enjoy increased mobility. In multiple speaker presentations, the Canon Wireless Imager allows the projector to be shared by changing the connection destination with the software on Wireless LAN enabled PCs and laptops. The screen on the presenter's PC is captured in real time with the Wireless Imager Client software, and then transferred to the Wireless Imager through the Wireless LAN. Using Digital RGB (DVI) in real time, the Wireless Imager outputs the transferred images to the Canon LV-7355 or LV-7350 projector.

Optional LV-MC01 Media Card Imager
Owners who use the industry standard Type I Compact Flash card to store presentations and digital photos can easily place the card into Canon's optional Media Card Imager (LV-MC01) to display contents through the projector without using a personal computer. The Media Card Imager neatly fits onto the DVI-I terminal. Users control the pace of the displayed images or can activate the continuous playback feature to create a slide show.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. In 2001, the Company was listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and was ranked #41 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2001, with global revenues of $26 billion. Canon U.S.A. employs approximately 11,000 people at over 30 locations. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.